Joan Miro Championed the Auction Records Christie's London Surrealism Concluded with £48.42 Million
On March 23, 2021, in Christie's Hong Kong, “Fearless: Baskia's Warrior” concluded with HK $323 million, and “Christie's London Art Evening Auction of 20th Century” ended with £120 million. After that, Christie's "Surrealism Art Evening Auction" in London has been unveiled, three live broadcasts enabled collectors from different regions and time zones to participate in this new international auction event. During Christie's “Surrealist Art Evening Auction" in London, 27 auction items were presented and 22 were auctioned, with a turnover rate of 85% and a total turnover volume of £48.42 million.
Top 1 for this auction:
Joan Miro's painting is the most successful one, with an estimated price of £9-14 million and a price of £10.23 million.
Top 2 for this auction:
Le Mois Des Vendanges has been in the collection of Claude Hersaint Family who focused on Surrealism since 1963. At that time, he bought the painting for £6,000. Now, the painting is valued at £10 million to £15 million, and it is sold for £10 million, which has become the Top 7 of Magritte's personal turnover list.
Le Mois Des Vendanges is one of Magritte’s rare large size paintings, measuring 127.6 x 160 cm. It is reported that there are only four of Magritte's large-scale paintings in the private market, and this is one of them. The protagonist of the painting is a man in a hat and suit. The usual painting of "man in cap and suit" only goes into battle alone, and his face is covered by different objects. However, this painting shows countless "man in cap and suit" staring at the audience from the window, which makes people feel uneasy of surrealism.
Top 3 for this auction:
Other wonderful auction items:
In addition to the top three, Joan Miro and Margaret's other works have also achieved good results. At the same time, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, El Salvador Dali and other artists have also made brilliant achievements.
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